How to help

CONAPAC is a Peruvian non-profit organization whose mission is to promote conservation of the rainforest through education of its stewards, the people who live along the Amazon and Napo Rivers. Our centerpiece project is the Adopt-A-School program, which is strengthened by workshops and complemented by service and sustainable projects in river communities.

 

 

How to help

Adopting a School

  • To sponsor one Peruvian school kindergarten, primary or high school ~ $425
    - Deliveries are in April, but we accept donations all year.
    - Either:

  • Fill out and print the Adopt-A-School mail-in form and send $425 AAS donation form US in the form of a check payable to the Detroit Zoological Society.

  • or click the Donate online button to pay with a credit card.

  • Your donation will be used to purchase school supplies in Peru. Due to their size, some schools may receive multiple sponsors.

  • It's optional, but you may send a letter written in Spanish, photos, and/or a poster if you would like to introduce yourself to the school.
    (Posters will be folded or rolled for traveling to Peru.)

  • Sponsors of school groups will receive:
    letter- The name and location of the school where you have adopted a school group
    - A list of the supplies purchased for the school
    - Photos of the students, teachers,and school taken during the delivery ceremony
    - Artwork and letters created for you by the students of your adopted school group

  • To sponsor one Peruvian school child ~ $50
    - Deliveries are in April, but we accept donations all year.
    - Either:

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    Fill out and print the Adopt-A-School mail-in form and send $50 US for each child in the form of a check payable to the Detroit Zoological Society.
  • or click the Donate Online button to pay with a credit card.

  • Send to:
    Claire Lannoye-Hall, Curator of Education
    Detroit Zoological Society
    8450 West 10 Mile Road
    Boat MalocaRoyal Oak, MI 48067
    clannoyehall@dzs.org
    248-541-5717 ext. 3803

  • Although many people have offered to send school supplies to Peru, we cannot accept them for the following reasons:
    - The mail service to Peru is not dependable and it is necessary to pay customs fees of up to 100% of the value of the items to release them from the customs office.
    - The money spent teacher packetspurchasing and shipping these items can be better spent on supplies purchased in Peru where they are less expensive.
    -Purchasing locally made products helps the Peruvian economy and ensures that materials will fit into the standardized system of Peruvian education.

  • The only exceptions are new softcover children’s books written in Spanish (not books in English to learn Spanish). Please contact us with questions about this option.

Donate onlineMail-in form